Alpine Skiing

Marco Schwarz wins men's slalom in Schladming

The 25-year-old Austrian notched his second slalom World Cup win of the 2020-21 season, Pinturault in third extends his lead in the overall standings.

By Scott Bregman ·

Olympic team silver medallist Marco Schwarz of Austria, sixth after the first run, won the men's slalom Tuesday (26 January) at the home World Cup event in Schladming.

His two-run time of 1:44.04 was 0.68 seconds ahead of Clement Noel of France. France also took third place with overall World Cup leader Alexis Pinturault, 0.82 seconds off Schwarz' time.

"It's pretty amazing," 25-year-old Schwarz said of his comeback after the first run. "In the second round, I had to fully attack because the other guys also did. Went pretty good the second round, so I'm pretty happy."

It's Schwarz' second win of the season, making him the first man to win two slalom World Cup races during thiscampaign. It's also his first win at Schladming. The victory comes in a season of consistency for the two-time silver medallist, who has made six of seven podiums in slalom.

The win further cements his place at the top of the slalom standings, where he leads with 489 points over Norway's Sebastian Foss-Solevaag with 358 points.

After the first run, Manuel Feller of Austria led with a 50.49 time. Foss-Solevaag was 0.39 seconds behind, with Michael Matt of Austria 0.67 off the lead. Feller did not finish the second run, ending after just a few gates.

It's been a season without much consistency, as six different men have won the six World Cup slalom events this season: Ramon Zenhäusern (Alta Badia), Henrik Kristoffersen (Madonna di Campiglio), Linus Straßer (Zagreb), Schwarz (Adelboden), Feller (Flachau, 16 January) and Foss Solevåg (Flachau, 17 January).

Earlier in the day, Tessa Worley clinched her first alpine skiing World Cup win of the season, as she took the giant slalom event in Kronplatz, Italy. Switzerland's Lara Gut-Behrami was second, followed by Marta Bassino of Italy. Mikaela Shiffrin was fourth, 1.08 seconds off the pace.